What are the components of the equation for cellular respiration?
The products of cellular respiration are carbon dioxide and water. The overall chemical reaction for cellular respiration is one molecule of glucose (C6H12O6) and six molecules of oxygen (O2) yields six molecules of carbon dioxide (CO2) and six molecules of water (H2O). Using chemical symbols the equation is represented as follows:
C6H12O6 + 6O2 → 6CO2 + 6H2O
Some of the chemical energy released in the reaction is transferred to ATP.